Hello, I am so thrilled to have come across this site, and I hope that you can help me with an urgent question. It is actually on behalf of my friend across the road who has the ground floor flat of a two storey house. She has roses growing on her front garden, and they have been there for many, many years - I have been here 23 years and they were there and very well established when I got here. She now has the misfortune to have a new neighbour upstairs who has plans for the front garden (he owns it!) wanting to build a tarmac for his two cars!
> Without boring you with the details, the builder from said flat came round last night, after my friend had gone out (cowards) and chopped these beautiful creatures down to the ground. The root is still there, and I would like to know if there is someone who could come and safely remove the root and replant it in her back garden. WE are in South London (Streatham/Norbury) and we have no idea who to call. We live in a conservation area so I am not sure what they have done is even legal! Please can you help?? My friend is devastated, as indeed am I.
- 29 Sep, 2011